Ever wonder about the value of a college education?
Compared to high school graduates, COLLEGE GRADUATES
HAVE MANY MORE ADVANTAGES in their lives:
Some are economic advantages, like
Higher Salaries and Benefits
Higher Savings Levels
Improved Working Conditions
Consider the average annual earnings for someone who earns a degree:
High School only: $27,260
Associate's Degree: $31,684
Bachelor's Degree: $53,043
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)
But the ADVANTAGES EXTEND FAR BEYOND ECONOMICS!
Improved Health and Living Longer
Improved Quality of Life for their Offspring
Better Consumer Decision Making
Increased Personal Status
More Hobbies and Leisure Activities
(Source: Institute for Higher Education, 1998)
WHY TAKE GE?
College isn't just to get you a better job. Real success in your college education is about the skills that improve your life. General Education at CSULB focuses on these skills.